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Read e-book online The Dragon and the George (Dragon Knight, Book 1) PDF

By Gordon R. Dickson

Via no fault of his personal, the as soon as human Jim Eckert had develop into a dragon. regrettably, his loved Angie had remained human. yet during this magical land something may ensue. To make topic worse, Angie have been taken prisoner via an evil dragon and was once held captive within the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So during this land the place people have been fit to be eaten and beasts have been magical—where spells labored and common sense didn't—Jim Eckert had a massive, unusual problem.

Originally released 1976 by way of Doubleday.

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New PDF release: How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the

By Daniel O'Brien

Make no mistake: Our founding fathers have been extra bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea.

As a prisoner of warfare, Andrew Jackson walked numerous miles barefoot throughout kingdom traces whereas struggling with smallpox and a major head wound got while he refused to shine the boots of the warriors who had taken him captive. He used to be 13 years outdated. a couple of many years later, he grew to become the 1st popularly elected president and served the state, pausing in short simply to overcome a would-be murderer with a cane to inside an inch of his existence. Theodore Roosevelt had bronchial asthma, used to be blind in a single eye, survived a number of gunshot wounds, had just one remorse (that there have been no wars to struggle less than his presidency), and was once the 1st U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. confronted with the alternative, George Washington truly most popular the sound of bullets whizzing through his head in conflict over the sound of silence.

And now those men—these hallowed leaders of the unfastened world—want to kick your ass.

Plenty of historians can let you know which president had the simplest monetary concepts, and which president assisted in shaping our present political events, yet can any of them let you know what to do if you happen to come across Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing struggle? This e-book will educate you the way to be higher, more suitable, speedier, and extra lethal than the main strong (and craziest) males in heritage. You’re welcome.

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Read e-book online Maskerade (Discworld, Book 18) PDF

By Terry Pratchett

The Ghost within the bone-white masks who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera residence was once continuously thought of a benign presence -- a few could even say fortunate -- till he began killing humans. The surprising rash of surprising behind the curtain deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of nation woman Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the abundant physique and ampler voice.

Perdita's anticipated to conceal within the refrain and sing arias out loud whereas a extra petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. yet a minimum of it's an break out from scheming Nanny Ogg and outdated Granny Weatherwax again domestic, who wish her to affix their witchy ranks.

Once Granny units her brain on whatever, besides the fact that, it's tough -- and sometimes unsafe -- to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend goes to maintain a couple of decided hags down at the farm after they've noticeable Ankh-Morpork.

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Ned Beauman's Boxer, Beetle PDF

By Ned Beauman

It is a novel for individuals with breeding. purely individuals with the precise genes and the incorrect impulses will locate its marriage of daring principles and deplorable characters impossible to resist. it's a novel that engages the brain whereas enjoyable those who crave the joys of a chase. There are riots and intercourse. there's love and homicide. there's Darwinism and Fascism, nightclubs, invented languages and the harmful bravado of sweet sixteen. And there are many beetles. it truly is shrewdpermanent. it truly is distinct. it's unique. we are hoping you're too. Shortlisted for The dad or mum First ebook Award. Named one of many dozen such a lot promising new writers in Britain by means of John Mullan.

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Download PDF by A. J. Jacobs: The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to

By A. J. Jacobs

From the bestselling writer of The Know-It-All comes a desirable and well timed exploration of faith and the Bible.

Raised in a mundane family members yet more and more attracted to the relevance of religion in our sleek international, A.J. Jacobs makes a decision to dive in headfirst and try and obey the Bible as actually as attainable for one complete yr. He vows to stick to the 10 Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. to like his neighbor. but in addition to obey the loads of much less publicized ideas: to prevent donning outfits made from combined fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers.

The ensuing non secular trip is immediately humorous and profound, reverent and irreverent, own and common and should make you notice history's so much influential publication with new eyes.

Jacobs's quest transforms his existence much more greatly than the 12 months spent interpreting the full Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All. His beard grows so unruly that he's on a regular basis fallacious for a member of ZZ best. He immerses himself in prayer, has a tendency sheep within the Israeli wasteland, battles idolatry, and tells absolutely the fact in all events - a lot to his wife's chagrin.

Throughout the e-book, Jacobs additionally embeds himself in a cross-section of groups that take the Bible actually. He excursions a Kentucky-based creationist museum and sings hymns with Pennsylvania Amish. He dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and does Scripture learn with Jehovah's Witnesses. He discovers historical biblical knowledge of startling relevance. And he wrestles with doubtless archaic ideas that baffle the twenty-first-century mind.

Jacobs's impressive venture yields unforeseen epiphanies and demanding situations. A booklet that would attraction readers either secular and non secular, The 12 months of dwelling Biblically is an element Cliff Notes to the Bible, half memoir, and half look at worlds unbelievable. Thou shalt now not have the capacity to positioned it down.

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New PDF release: Options: the secret life of Steve Jobs: a parody

By Daniel Lyons

AWelcome to the mind—to the world—of pretend Steve Jobs. faux Steve the counterintuitive administration guru: “Obviously we can’t actually positioned our staff’ lives in danger. yet we need to cause them to consider that way.” faux Steve the fame hobnobber: “I like Bono. He’s the one individual i do know who’s extra self-absorbed than I am.”
Options is the booklet that had the critics howling—with laughter:
“A voice for our personal electronic age....Mac-slappingly funny.”—
“Hilarious.”—New York Times
“There’s a laugh-out-loud second on approximately each of the book’s pages.”—Wall road Journal
“Wickedly funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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Augusten Burroughs's Possible Side Effects PDF

By Augusten Burroughs

This e-book is authorized for intake by means of these looking excitement, get away, entertainment, enlightenment, or common distraction. This booklet isn't authorized to regard issues equivalent to eBay dependancy or incessant blind courting. In reports, a few readers suggested beside the point convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation within the limbs and unexpected gasping. lower than one in line with cent mentioned narcolepsy. don't function heavy equipment whereas studying this publication, till you recognize what results it may well have on you. Ask your Atlantic Books revenues consultant approximately attainable unintended effects.

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Download PDF by Terry Pratchett: Witches Abroad (Discworld, Book 12) (UK Edition)

By Terry Pratchett

The 12th Discworld novel — It appeared a simple activity . . . in the end, how tough may well or not it's
to ensure that a servant lady doesn’t marry a prince?

But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, vacationing to the far away urban of Genua, issues are by no means that straightforward. Servant ladies need to marry the prince. That’s what existence is all approximately. You can’t struggle a cheerful finishing. no less than — up beforehand.

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Read e-book online A Tiny Bit Marvellous PDF

By Dawn French

All people hates the best kin, so you'll love the Battles. the tale of a contemporary relatives, all residing their very own lives less than a similar roof, lurching in the direction of meltdown. For somebody who has ever shared a house with that bizarre workforce of strangers we name relatives. sunrise French at her hilarious top.

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